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Human Resource Development International

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Contemporary Developments in Quantitative Methods to Advance International Human Resource Development Research

Abstract deadline
30 October 2024

Manuscript deadline
30 June 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Thomas G. Reio, Jr., School of Education and Human Development, Florida International University, USA
[email protected]

Sangok Yoo, Soules College of Business, University of Texas at Tyler, USA
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Kim Nimon, Soules College of Business, University of Texas at Tyler, USA
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Contemporary Developments in Quantitative Methods to Advance International Human Resource Development Research

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The special issue aims to contribute to the field of HRD by seeking quantitative studies that employ innovative and/or rigorous designs and methods for anchoring international HRD research (e.g., cross-cultural). Our primary focus is on soliciting studies that involve comparisons, partnerships across different countries, or dealing with expatriate/cross-cultural contexts. We are considering submissions also that are robust quantitative studies that use data collected from organizations/work populations outside of the U.S.

We are open to both methodological commentary articles demonstrating use of certain methodologies through analysis of example data sets and also empirical articles using the certain methodologies we have listed in our Call with a commentary on the pros and cons. For those articles that present original empirical studies as exemplars of best practices, the author(s) are expected to engage in an in-depth discussion about the methods they used in their research.

We welcome submissions that address, though are not limited to, the following three overarching themes:

Theme 1: Innovative Quantitative Methods to International HRD Research

How can innovative methods initiate new research ideas in the international HRD literature? What new research questions can be addressed by using these new methods? For example:

o   Social network analysis

o   Geospatial data analysis

o   Computational data analysis

How can natural language processing be used for international HRD research (e.g., conducting semi-automated systematic literature reviews, assessing semantics, analyzing responses to open-ended survey questions, and structured topic modeling of interview data)?

How can artificial intelligence be used to support the survey translation process in international studies?

How can Item Response Theory (IRT) be used in the context of international HRD?

How can Bayesian Analysis contribute to international HRD research?

Theme 2: Panel/Longitudinal Data Analysis for International HRD Research

What are innovative methods to analyze panel/longitudinal data? For example:

o   Static and Dynamic Panel Data Models

o   Nonlinear Panel Data Models

o   Growth Models

o   Profile Analysis

o   Longitudinal Mediation

o   Planned Missing Data Designs (e.g., multi-form, longitudinal wave-missing, two-method measurement)

What are advanced statistical techniques to test key assumptions of panel/longitudinal data analysis?

What are the best practices for analyzing panel/longitudinal data?

Theme 3: Research Design Advances for Facilitating Causal Inferences in International HRD Research

Regression Discontinuity Designs

Matching and Propensity Score Designs

Comparative Interrupted Time-Series Designs

Submission Instructions

  • June 30, 2024—Interested authors should submit an Abstract of roughly 500 words to Thomas Reio [email protected], Sangok Yoo [email protected], and Kim Nimon [email protected]
  • July 31, 2024—Guest Editors will review Abstracts and make decision.
  • October 30, 2024—Complete Paper Submission due to HRDI. All submissions must be submitted through Select Special Issue option in the submission management system.
  • October 30, 2024—Papers sent out for Peer Review.
  • Jan 6, 2025—Guest editors will review, notify authors, and provide synthesis of feedback and indicate steps for revision.
  • March 30, 2025—Resubmit the revised articles.
  • March 30, 2025—Revised papers sent out for Peer Review.
  • May 31, 2025—Guest Editors will review, notify authors, and provide feedback.
  • June 30, 2025—Resubmit the revised articles.
  • July 31, 2025—Guest Editors will make FINAL
  • August 31, 2025—Issue finalized. All contributions must have a specific international perspective and be linked specifically to the field of HRD.

For questions, please contact: Dr. Thomas Reio ([email protected]); Dr. Sangok Yoo ([email protected]); Dr. Kim Nimon ([email protected]).

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